Perennial Favorites Earn Westchase Three-Peats

In sports, the phrase “three-peat” is used to describe back-to-back-to-back championships by a team. It has occurred numerous times in professional and collegiate sports. And we have four Westchase District businesses that have earned three-peats in our Best of Westchase contest.

Bistro Le Cep

Bistro Le Cep’s longtime general manager David Young accepts the Best of Westchase award from Sherry Fox, Westchase District’s vice president of communications.

Bistro Le Cep has been named Best Romantic Dining” in 2005, 2010 and again in our 2019 contest. But the award is a first for owner Obed Salmoron.  Salmoron managed Bistro Le Cep before purchasing the restaurant from its founder Joe Mannke. Little has changed since the ownership change, including their winning tradition.

The restaurant’s wood plank floors and red tablecloths invite diners in to enjoy French country favorites from the menu: Poele Foie de Veau (pan roasted calves liver with apple): Medallion de Marcassin (pan roasted medallions of young Texas Hill Country Wild Boar); and Canard a l’Orange (Half roasted duck with Bigarade Sauce).

The restaurant is also well know for its extensive wine selection.

The food and excellent service bring diners in to celebrate birthdays, anniversaries, engagements and other special occasions.

Bistro Le Cep, 11112 Westheimer

Red Robin

Red Robin may have won the award for Best Kid-Friendly Dining, but it’s a favorite lunch time destination for office workers in Westchase Distirct as well.

Red Robin is one of those loud and friendly places that lend itself to quick business lunches with your work colleagues or evenings with the whole family. Red Robin has, for the third time, won top honors in the “best kid-friendly dining” category in our Best of Westchase contest.

With a special kids’ menu featuring games and coloring activities for kids, plus lots to look at around the busy restaurant, there is plenty of visual entertainment to keep kids busy while they await their food. And with kid favorites like Cluck-A-Doodles, Corn Doggies, MVPizza and Mac It Yours, the kids will be happy when the food arrives. Meanwhile, mom and dad can enjoy beer, wine and mixed drinks delivered to the table.

Red Robin 10465 Richmond Avenue

 

 

Jos. A. Bank

Sales executive Shaneetra Broden assists a customer through the selection of choices in designing custom-made menswear.

In Westchase District’s retail landscape dominated by so-called “convenience retail,” menswear retailer Jos. A. Bank stands out among the crowd, having been voted Best Clothing Store in Westchase District for the third time in a row.

Store manager Laura Haskett said that Jos. A. Bank has a significant online presence, but that does not compare with having a one-on-one conversation in the store with a sales executive. “We provide personal fittings and you can have any menswear items custom-made,” said Haskell. “You choose the fabric, the style, the cut, the cuffs and collars, and your custom-made items will be ready in one to three weeks. Our specialists are trained to help customers find the perfect fit.”

Customers can take advantage of Jos. A. Bank’s daily specials, plus a premium program that rewards one point for each dollar spent in store or online. Spend $500 and receive $50 off.

Jos. A. Bank, 9668 Westheimer, Suite 100

West Houston Assistance Ministries

West Houston families appreciate WHAM’s free milk distribution.

WHAM has been providing food, clothing, employment services and financial help to families in need since 1982. Its Second Blessing resale store is well known as a great place to purchase gently used clothing, toys, furniture, electronics, books and artwork.  Store sales finance much of WHAM’s operations.

Communications Manager Cindy Orman said that WHAM’s outreach evolves as community needs change. Since Hurricane Harvey, for example, WHAM has partnered with the Red Cross to bring a psychologist on staff to offer counseling to those who need it.

Additional partnerships allow WHAM to extend its reach. WHAM is a “platinum” partner of the Houston Food Bank, which means they’re eligible to offer summer lunch for area kids, plus share fresh fruits and vegetables with more than 200 families at WHAM’s monthly food fair.

“We are thrilled to have been chosen again as the Best Charity/Nonprofit in the Best of Westchase contest,” said Rev. Mark Brown, WHAM CEO. “WHAM’s reputation as the place to turn for help in crisis situations is the result of our amazing staff, volunteers, donors, and supporters of Second Blessing Resale Store, all of whom make our essential work in the community possible. It is truly an honor to be recognized for the third time for our service to people in critical need.”

West Houston Assistance Ministries, 10501 Meadowglen Lane

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